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Scottish Studies Research Group

Scottish Studies Research Group 

This interdisciplinary research group is linked to the Department of Applied Linguistics at the Institute of English Studies (University of Warsaw), and has been in existence since 15th February, 2015.

Head: prof. Aniela Korzeniowska

Aims and purposes of the research group: To develop co-operation with other universities and individual scholars in Poland and abroad within the fields of history, culture, literature and the languages of Scotland, especially taking into consideration Scottish writing in translation; to develop research within Scottish Studies; to continue the “Scotland in Europe” conferences, the first one having been held in October 2012. The third conference took place on 23rd - 25thSeptember 2016 in Warsaw. For those interested:

Conference email: scotlandineurope@uw.edu.pl

Conference website: www.scotlandineurope.angli.uw.edu.pl


1. Aniela Korzeniowska and Izabela Szymańska (eds) (2013) Scotland in Europe / Europe in Scotland. Links – Dialogues – Analogies, Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Naukowe SEMPER, pp. 234

2. Izabela Szymańska  and  Aniela Korzeniowska (eds) (2013) Facets of Scottish Identity, Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Naukowe SEMPER, pp. 218

3. Aniela Korzeniowska  and  Izabela Szymańska (eds) (2016) Scottish Culture: Dialogue and Self-Expression, Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Naukowe SEMPER, pp. 413

- Guest lectures:

  • 06.04.2017 - "Walter Scott: National and International Writer", prof. Jorge Bastos da Silva (University of Porto)
  • 24.03.2017 - "Rewriting Duality in the Contemporary Scottish Novel", dr Ewa Szymańska-Sabala (Uniwersytet Warszawski)
  • 24.11.2016 - "The Literature of the Orkney Islands. George Mackay Brown and Others", dr Halszka Leleń (Uniwersytet Warmińsko-Mazurski)
  • 8.06.2016 - "The Devil's Mark, Black Toads and Magic Storms: King James and Witchcraft", dr hab. Paweł Rutkowski (Uniwersytet Warszawski);
  • 17.05.2016 - "Music, Metricity and Memory: The Medieval Meets the Modern in the Scottish Psalter", Prof. Magdalena Charzyńska-Wójcik (Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski)
  • 17.03.2016 - "The home /we only half possess": Home, Habitat, and Dwelling in Contemporary Scottish Poetry", Dr Monika Szuba (Uniwersytet Gdański)
  • 20.05.2015 - "Beyond National Identity - A Scottish Perspective at a Time of Change", Martin Stepek (independent scholar)